Story: Aviation

Flight attendants

Flight attendants

From 1948 onwards there were ground attendants to assist travellers at all main airports, but NAC planes did not carry flight attendants until 1956. After that they were a familiar sight in their distinctive uniforms. This photograph marked the transition in July 1966 from the black hostess uniform (right) to colourful outfits.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: EP-Transport -Aviation-NAC

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How to cite this page:

Peter Aimer, 'Aviation - Onward and upward: 1940s to 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/6606/flight-attendants (accessed 4 July 2022)

Story by Peter Aimer, published 12 Jun 2006